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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 29, 2006 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Alligator

Who's got a favourite? I have a few faves. Love 12/30/69 actually, just to start.

There was a question by some Head about Mountain Jam and where it was born and who bore it. It was the Allmans who truly bore it but it was suggested by the Dead in the midst of an Alligaor jams, one of which, of course, is on Anthem of the Sun. That jam which is live was recorded in 1967 or early 1968 well before the Allmans ever got hold of the idea and made magic. Love the Watkins Glen version of Mountain Jam with everybody on it. Sometimes I think I'm on it.

But back to Alligator...any takers? Love to hear from someone who witnessed one!

And, since I haven't said it in a few days....Who's got my Bickershaw '72? I know you're out there!!

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Poster: scott d. Date: Aug 29, 2006 11:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator

Mountain Jam comes from the Donovan song "First There Is A Mountain".

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 30, 2006 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator

Yes I know. I was talking about Mountain Jam.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 1, 2006 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator

Bickershaw '72 - according to my friend Cyril who was there, playing in the band the Flamin' Groovies, some of the festival was being filmed, and we'd sure love to connect with someone who may know a way to work something fair and friendly out for the rights to the Groovies' footage.
Jesse Block (who helped produce and direct docs on John Cipollina "Electric Guitar Slinger" and Hot Tuna Live at Sweetwater) is an exec. producer, as we slowly assemble rare films and whatnot...

Help appreciated!

Re: Alligator: Best and only one I saw is unfortunately not extant in the archives, from mid-1970 at Fillmore West.

I said more about it (Alligator - MIA) in one or another of the reviews for those shows, on LMA...

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Sep 4, 2006 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator

Fantastic! I just read about Bickershaw in the MOJO 70's Special. The Steppin' Out CD has loads of photos of the Dead at this gig. From the experience of Festival Express (footage long locked away until someone could get it together)that footage must be somewhere. Perhaps an advert in MOJO might be the ticket. Perhaps your exec might foot the bill for such an advert Or better yet have a story done on your plans for the doc. MOJO's been fairly kind to the Flamin''s have they not?

My e-mail is rickandalysa@rogers.com I would be delighted to be on any mailing list concerning this you have or, failing that, would love to be informed of your progree. I recently met a documentarian currently working on a flim centered around the deaths of Jimi, Janis and Jim M. He has found amazing footage in the most unlikely places. Some Festival Epress footage, not in the film or DVD was located at the Archives in Ottawa, Canada. It was somehow separatd from the rest of the work and contains footage of Joplin performing in Toronto. You may want to look at the British Film Institute. Talk to people who worked for various television netwoprks at the time who may know rthe people filming it.

A lot of this you've probably already done.